Cataract Surgery

Vanderbilt is a leading destination for people seeking surgical treatment for cataracts. Our highly trained team provides you with excellent care using advanced techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to restore your vision and help you see more clearly.

Cataract Surgery: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Experienced physicians. You have access to our excellent team of fellowship-trained ophthalmologists who are experts in their field. Our ophthalmologists perform about 4,000 cataract procedures a year.  Their depth of experience in performing cataract surgery translates into high-quality care for you.
  • Customized treatment. You have options at Vanderbilt when it comes to choosing treatment for your cataracts. Our team will work with you to determine if traditional cataract removal surgery or laser surgery is best for you.
  • Advanced technology. We use the most advanced technology for laser cataract removal surgery. This minimally invasive procedure results in shorter recovery time. We also implant specialized lenses after the surgery to correct for presbyopia or astigmatism.
  • Team approach. Our ophthalmologists work with our retinal, cornea and glaucoma specialists to coordinate care if you need those additional services. The team helps you navigate your treatment options to meet your unique needs.  
  • Second opinions. Our physicians can provide second opinions to help you make more-informed and confident decisions about your own care. As experts in treating complications from previous cataract surgeries, they regularly consult with patients who want guidance on how to proceed.  

Conditions We Treat

  • Age-related cataracts
  • Congenital cataracts
  • Traumatic cataracts

Tests, Treatments and Services

  • Conventional cataract removal surgery
  • Cornea measurement with Pentacam
  • Laser cataract removal surgery
  • Lens replacement measurements with the IOL Master
  • Premium lens replacement options
  • Real-time ORA measurement of lens power, intraoperatively


Vanderbilt Eye Institute
2311 Pierce Ave. 
Nashville, TN 37232

Vanderbilt Eye Institute Franklin
4601 Carothers Parkway, Suite 450
Franklin, TN 37067

Vanderbilt Eye Institute Hendersonville
305 Indian Lake Blvd., Suite 240
Hendersonville, TN 37075

Vanderbilt Eye Institute Lebanon
1670 W. Main St., Suite 100
Lebanon, TN 37087

For Referring Physicians

To refer a patient to the Cataract Surgery service, call (615) 936-2020.